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Migratory Birds Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1035)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2018-05-30. Previous Versions

Foreign Species

 No person shall introduce into Canada for the purpose of sport, acclimatization or release from captivity a species of migratory bird not indigenous to Canada except with the consent in writing of the Director.

Posters

 No person shall destroy, tear down, deface or damage a poster, notice or sign that has been erected pursuant to these Regulations.

 [Repealed, SOR/2005-198, s. 5]

Powers of the Minister

  •  (1) The Minister may vary or suspend the application of these Regulations where urgent action is needed and where the Minister considers it necessary for the conservation of migratory birds.

  • (2) Where the Minister varies or suspends the application of these Regulations under subsection (1), the Minister shall cause to be published in a newspaper distributed in the area affected by the variation or suspension or broadcast by any other means in that area a notice stating that, until further notice, the application of these Regulations in the area described in the notice is varied or suspended.

  • (3) The variation or suspension of the application of these Regulations ceases to have effect at the latest one year after it comes into force or, where the situation necessitating urgent action ceases to exist, at any earlier date specified by the Minister. The Minister shall cause to be published or broadcast, in the manner set out in subsection (2), a notice stating that the variation or suspension of the application of these Regulations has ceased to have effect.

  • SOR/2000-247, s. 3
  •  (1) The Minister may, where he has reasonable cause to believe that it is necessary for conservation purposes, vary any hunting period or quota set out in these Regulations.

  • (2) Where the Minister has reasonable cause to believe that it is necessary for the conservation of a species of migratory bird in an area, he may cause to be published in a local newspaper or broadcast over a local radio station a notice stating that, until further notice, hunting of the species set out in the notice is prohibited in the area described therein.

  • (3) Where a notice has been given pursuant to subsection (2), no person shall hunt for the species set out in the notice in the area described therein until a notice permitting hunting of that species in that area has, on behalf of the Minister, been published in a local newspaper or broadcast over a local radio station.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 10

 Nothing in these Regulations shall be interpreted or applied in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement as approved, given effect to and declared valid by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Native Claims Settlement Act or the Northeastern Quebec Agreement as approved, given effect to and declared valid by Order in Council P.C. 1978-502, dated February 23, 1978, if such provisions are not in conflict with the provisions of the Act and the Convention in respect of migratory birds referred to in section 2 of the Act.

  • SOR/80-577, s. 10
 
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